Baby Changing Tables

Written by Sierra Rein
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Businesses are consistently trying to make their facilities friendlier to families by installing baby changing tables in their restrooms. These tables give visiting parents and their infants a chance to perform a quick diaper switch in a comfortable, safe and private environment. Traditionally, these tables are installed in public restrooms; however, they can also be found in hospital and hotel rooms, train stations, airports, and restaurants.

All baby changing tables should be carefully examined and made sure that they are sturdy, durable, easy to clean and long lasting. Of course, the tables must be strong enough to withstand the weight of up to 300 or 400 pounds of static (non-moving) weight. All materials, like molded polyethylene, made to resist the growth of fungi and bacteria, should be FDA approved to meet exact safety standards.

Some changing tables are static, while others are built into recesses in the wall. The latter model is great for public restrooms in which family members can instantly create a baby changing area merely by pulling the table from the inside of the wall. As these public tables are also armed with built-in sanitary liners, anyone visiting the restroom with her baby will feel safe from germs and harmful viruses.

Other Added Features of Most Baby Changing Tables

In addition to the above measures, some baby changing tables include a number of other possible safety and comfort features. Some tables include protective straps that gently but firmly keep the baby in a secure and safe position on the surface. Extended railings on the sides can also prevent the child from rolling off and can give the harried parent a chance to relax.

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